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Buying used plow question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fivepoints, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. fivepoints

    fivepoints Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    I'm looking into buying a used plow and see a lot forsale without wiring for truck and mounting hardware on truck. Any idea how much I should tack on to cover this. Also any tips about buying used plows would be appreciated. Ie pumps and cylinders

    I do mostly residential and commercial sidewalks so the plow is just to help me out on some resi's as I have a feeling this winter is going to be substantial.

    Thanks and Happy New Year.
  2. mrfiestas

    mrfiestas Member
    Messages: 50

    Plows available

    I have 2 real nice complete Meyer 7.5' plows available. One standard duty for $999 and the other 4 spring commercial for $1999.Your choice, in SW Mich. See them on EBay.
  3. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    Your looking at 200-300 for wiring harness. If the plow dosent come with good working lights youve got another 200-400 there. The side plates are from 100-200 perside and then the center piece is about 400. So safely I would say about 1000 bucks if the plowing your buying didnt come off a similar truck. But you can always scan ebay/ craigslist for parts.

    When buying a used plow your looking for any broken welds and bends to the mold board or A-frame. Your looking at how worn is the cutting edge? and is it wearing even? Your also looking at dose the trip work like it should or are the pins froze up. And you looking for slop at any of the holes like the king pin or angle cylinders. The rust or pitting on the cylinders isnt really a problem enless its bad. But they can all be replaced.
  4. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 313

    If your good at wiring you can splice into your lights or put the right connecters on the end of the harness. The difference is just connections to different headlights..

    The mounts are tricky. I would look for used mounts first then pick your plow based off that. Its harder to find them for specific trucks and can run $600+ new.
  5. fivepoints

    fivepoints Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    ok thanks for the responses, that will help.tymusic